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Filter & Crossover Types for Loudspeakers

Filter & Crossover Types for Loudspeakers

The filter type can be described in several different ways. Low-pass and high-pass filters in two-way crossover networks are often identified by their "Q". The Q is the resonance magnification of the filter and it is recognized by the shape of the "knee" of the amplitude response. Filters with a high Q tend to "ring" and exhibit poor transient response.

The filter type can be described in several different ways. Low-pass and high-pass filters in two-way crossover networks are often identified by their "Q". The Q is the resonance magnification of the

— August 29, 2004 20:00 in Loudspeaker Design

Loudspeakers: When Is Good Enough, Enough? Part 2

Loudspeakers: When Is Good Enough, Enough? Part 2

In truth, it is very difficult to know for sure how a speaker by itself really sounds unless you can listen to it in an almost perfectly neutral room. Any listening situation short of that perfectly neutral room and you have no idea how much of what you're hearing is room and how much is the speaker.

In truth, it is very difficult to know for sure how a speaker by itself really sounds unless you can listen to it in an almost perfectly neutral room. Any listening situation short of that perfectly

Patrick Hart — August 29, 2004 20:00 in Loudspeaker Design

Series vs Parallel Networks - First Order Comparison

Series vs Parallel Networks - First Order Comparison

Despite many of the myths that surround series networks and their acclaimed superiority over conventional parallel networks for loudspeaker design, both networks can be designed with identical transfer functions if the load impedance remains constant. Most of the claims regarding series networks are either grossly overstated or blatantly wrong and may cause deleterious effects on system performance.

Despite many of the myths that surround series networks and their acclaimed superiority over conventional parallel networks for loudspeaker design, both networks can be designed with identical

, Rod Elliot — August 29, 2004 20:00 in Loudspeaker Design

Loudspeakers: When is Good Enough, Enough? Part 1

Loudspeakers: When is Good Enough, Enough? Part 1

Initially, the Audioholics topic that impressed most was their multi-part series on cables . After reading that series just about anyone who…

Initially, the Audioholics topic that impressed most was their multi-part series on cables . After reading that series just about anyone who…

Patrick Hart — August 29, 2004 19:00 in Loudspeaker Design